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She fought death to hug sons on Mother’s Day

The terminally-ill Jade Goody fought death to survive until Mother’s Day to be able to hug her two sons.

world Updated: Mar 23, 2009 00:41 IST
Vijay Dutt

The terminally-ill Jade Goody fought death to survive until Mother’s Day to be able to hug her two sons.

She lived for just 27 years, but saw bizarre twists and turns in her stormy life. Brought up in a run-down part of south-east London, by her mother Jackiey Budden after her father, Andrew, left Budden when Goody was two years old, she represented the class which lives by its wits, abusive, abrasive, ill-mannered.

Since the news about cancer, she fought to the end to erase the bad memories of the past and leave lingering some goodwill for herself. It was indeed a roller-coaster ride.

Goody claimed she did not get the chance to go to school often, and spoke of how she had to help out her mother, who lost the use of her left arm and the sight in one eye after an accident.

A dental nurse, Goody shot to fame in 2002 as a contestant in Big Brother 3. While other participants of the 2002 show, faded away, she saw her fortunes change. She launched her own brand of lipsticks and perfume.